updated 02:25 am EDT, Wed October 25, 2006
Adobe Labs offers betas
Adobe has offered a prerelease of Adobe Flex Builder 2 for Macintosh, an update to the development software. The IDE for rich internet applications (RIA) includes "robust coding and debugging tools that enable developers to quickly build rich client-side logic as well as intelligent code navigation that allows users to easily understand source code and root out underlying issues." The company also said the application includes intuitive visual tools allow designers or developers to easily create rich, more usable application interfaces with a customized look and feel. Flex Builder for Macintosh has all of the same features as its Windows counterpart, Adobe said on its website; it runs on both the PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs on Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later. Beta versions of both Flex Builder 2 for Macintosh and Flex Builder 2 Eclipse Plug-in are publicly available as well as public beta of Flash Player 9 Update (Universal), which adds support for Linux and fixes a variety of issues, including those for Safari and Apple's Rosetta environment.